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Oct. 23, 1936 — Feb. 5, 2019   Lawler - Jovina Mary Lechtenberg, age 82 of rural Lawler, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at MercyOne in Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 12, 2019, at Assumption Catholic Church at Little Turkey, Iowa. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery...
Cresco - It was less than a month ago, when the first rumblings of some Shopko Hometown stores closing. It was announced in the Jan. 16, 2019 Times Plain Dealer, that Cresco Shopko was not closing, according to a statement from Michelle Hansen, Manager Public Relations & Shopko Foundation....
Northeast Iowa - Minus 60 wind chills. Those are words nobody wants to hear. Unfortunately, the midwest was in the limelight because of the meaning of those words. The regular low temperature hit 30 below zero with wind chills going upwards of 53 below zero on Wednesday, Jan. 30.  Thursday was even...
Cresco - There is a new helpful face at Accura HealthCare of Cresco.  Sandy Chilson is the new administrator and is back in her hometown area. Chilson, a native of Lime Springs, has had around 25 years of experience at different areas of the healthcare field.  After she graduated from Crestwood...
CRESCO - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) met with Iowa residents Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce on the first stop of his ‘Dignity of Work’ listening tour. Brown was elected to the Senate in 2006. He is considering a run for President but has not yet announced his candidacy...
Cresco - Howard-Winneshiek Superintendent Ted Ihns gave a legislative update to board members and visitors at the Jan. 21 meeting. “On Jan. 14, Gov. Kim Reynolds delivered the Condition of the State address and released her fiscal year 2020 proposed budget. Her recommendations included an increase...
Cresco - It recently came to the attention of Times Plain Dealer staff that John Buehrle, a 1983 Crestwood graduate, is one of the owners of the race horse “A Tale Of The Cat,” whose barn name is “Torch.”  He is a stallion out of NCHA (National Cutting Horse Association) $79 million sire High Brow...
Howard County - Looking for something to do during the frigid winter months? Howard County’s Cresco Public Library, Lime Springs Public Library and Riceville Public Library each offer winter reading programs. For the second year, Cresco Public Library hosts READO, an Adult Winter Reading BINGO game...
Davis Corners - “Sixteen, or about half, the wind turbines are operational,” said Dan Clausen of Madison Gas & Electric (MGE). “We are now working on the north side and hope to have them working by Feb. 8, depending on the weather.” The company was hoping to have the 33 turbines on the Saratoga...
Des Moines - The Iowa Judicial Branch has launched a new juror notification process. Beginning Dec. 3, prospective jurors in Iowa no longer received a paper juror questionnaire in the mail with a summons to report for jury duty. Instead, prospective jurors are to receive a post card with...

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